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Bell's Winter White Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,906 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 48
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 02-22-2003

Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance.
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Photo of KalH
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with literally no head. The pour was an unfiltered orange-yellow typical of a witbier and I was instantly hit by a citrus aroma. Upon the first taste, it became apparent this had little carbonation, though it had a very good citrus and subtle spice flavor. Malty, clean finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JulianBaughman
2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of stouty1
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all I did not know that they would pour this into a Frosty Mug. Whoops! It was so cold there was no head or nose. I waited awhile and things warmed up a bit...

Smell got better with a move to orange spice. Taste was definitely worth the wait, but not very over powering. But, I am wondering if the deep freeze chilled things down too much? A good Bell's version of a Wit beer, but definitely not of German comparison. I could definitely sit back and drink a couple more of these.

Photo of HooRy9er
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRosolen
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DocJ87
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of immobileman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jaynuze
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful cloudy/oily orange with a thick white head that leaves a beautiful Belgian lace behind.

The nose was a bit weak, but then again it is a Belgian White, so not much of a nose was expected. All the usual suspects were there, banana, bubblegum, banana nut bread, etc.

This beer tastes great! A wonderful tip of the hat to the Belgians. Not much of a winter style (spices), then again the corriander does lend a nice zip to the beer!

Carbonation is really nice with this one ... the MF is very thick and bready, yet light. Finishes really smoothly.

Very easy to drink. Thank goodness I only had one from a friend ... otherwise I could have easily plowed through a twelver on my own. It's that tasty. Thank you Mr. Larry Bell!

Photo of ljbrisson
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw yellow into a pint glass with a sudsy white head that quickly frothed to a negligible film and left no lacing. Aroma is sour, with orange, spice, coriander, a little clove. Mouthfeel is a little slippery and very spiny with carbonation. Taste is banana, lemon, no tartness from the aroma, slightly grassy, finishing with an odd dry hop bite. Drinkability is moderate due to what is in my opinion a slightly unbalanced hop bitterness. Overall this is an ok beer, nothing more, nothing less.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jj21
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A:Deep, hazy gold. Very little head.

S:Not much here. Much in part due to the lack of head.

T:Bland. Some wheat presence with orange and coriander.

M:Creamy texture

D:Easy drinker. Tart on the tongue

A disappointment to me. True to the style but nothing special here.

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of clint1019
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - straw colored with a thin head that dissapated with in a minute.

S - Has a fairly strong wheaty/bready aroma with a spicyness and slight hop aroma.

T - Definately taste the wheatyness and the coriander. Not much else though. Also, has some bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M - Light to medium bodied.

O - Wasn't overly impressed with this beer. Had an ok taste, but I've had much better witbier's than this.

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,906 ratings.